Tyrone have pulled out of next week’s All-Ireland semi-final with Kerry.
The match, which was originally due to be played tomorrow, was delayed to next Saturday as the Red Hands dealt with Covid issues within the squad.
Tyrone had asked for another week’s grace and suggested that they may not be unable to field if not granted. And that is now the case as Tyrone have confirmed that they will not be participating.
“This morning, the Tyrone GAA Management Committee has decided that it is not in a position to field its senior football team in the rescheduled All-Ireland football championship semi-final in Croke Park, on next Saturday,” a statement read.
“Having received expert medical opinion on the existing, and future health and welfare of the players who contracted the Covid19 virus during the period of this last two weeks, and following consultation with the team’s management, this decision has been made with the greatest reluctance, and with deep regret.
“It is acknowledged that the decision taken will cause major disappointment and significant inconvenience for the Association, in general, the GAA fraternity of Kerry, and especially for Tyrone’s patrons and supporters, but the welfare and safety of players has been the over-riding factor in all considerations of this difficult situation.”